M-Net Unveils First Two Celebs On Dancing With The Stars South Africa


Two down, ten more to go as M-Net confirms veteran South African actor Frank Opperman and popular TV presenter Thembisa Mdoda as the first two celebrities to join star-studded, new local series Dancing With The Stars SA.

The show is one that has had everyone high in anticipation. It’s expected to hit the small screen early in 2018. Dancing with the Stars will see 12 untrained local celebrities team up with highly skilled professional Latin and Ballroom dancers and eventually put their best foot forward to compete in the proudly SA version of the BBC Worldwide format.

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The much-anticipated event will commence on M-Net (DStv 101) on Sunday, 4 February 2018.

Notwithstanding, with the gleaming dance floor only a matter of weeks away, we are yet to find out the identity of the celebrities who are no doubt already dusting off their dancing shoes in preparation for the daunting and exciting task ahead. For the most part we can be sure that Thembisa Ndoda and Frank Opperman got a front row ticket already.

“I have always wanted to be part of Dancing With The Stars,” an excited Thembisa gushed when she heard the news. “In the past, I’d watch the show, practice the steps and give myself 10 out of 10s! I am so excited and can’t wait to make new memories. Mostly, I’m eager to learn some new steps and to have fun.”

In true Frank style, the witty actor said: “Some people climb Everest for fun. Some walk to the South Pole for kicks, some people swim the seven oceans for pleasure and some people dance with the stars because they have gone insane! In my case, it feels like all of the above in one go.”

Other celebs who will be competing with Frank and Thembisa, as well as the esteemed panel of judges will be announced soon.

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While the identity of all the celebrities who will participate on the show is yet to be unveiled, M-Net has revealed the two presenters who will co-host the show. The South African version of the hit series which has been licensed to over 50 countries around the world, will be co-hosted by lively radio and television presenter Tracey Lange and hunky musical theatre actor and model, Chris Jaftha.

Watch this space for more details on the exciting show.